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“Rattlesnake” Jack Carson was a Routt County pugilist who inspired shock and awe in his opponents by entering the ring with rattlesnakes draped on his body.

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There was a time when pugilists and poisonous vipers were more commonplace in Routt County. It was in the 1930s when a young man known as “Rattlesnake” Jack Carson made his boxing opponents dizzy with the fear of rattlesnakes.

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